Posts Tagged ‘Unemployment’

Employment: Good News or Bad News?

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Is our state of unemployment good news or bad news? That depends upon your point of view. Wisconsin’s unemployment rate now stands at 2.8%. That is good for some and not-so-good for others. If you find yourself looking for or thinking of looking for employment, this is likely a better time to be doing that.…

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Challenges of a shrinking workforce…

Workforce Shrinking

There is a shrinking workforce in Wisconsin and a recent BizTimes publication highlighted that fact. WFA Staffing is in the business of locating qualified talent for our client employers, and have been doing that for a long time.  We know the difficulties in searches since we live it day-in and day-out.   Our recruiting staff…

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Employment Equation

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  “The strongest pace of job growth we’ve seen since 1997” was the statement recently attributed to Paul Ashworth, the chief U.S. economist with Capitol Economics.  The U.S. Labor Department advised that employers added 257,000 new jobs in January, 2015 besting the forecast of 228,000.  Job growth estimates in November, 2014 were upwardly revised to…

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Good News/Bad News

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Great news!  The economy continues to improve and unemployment has gone down to 5.6%!  That ‘great news’ also brings a potential downside where WFA Staffing can help.    Unemployment standing at 5.6% means much of the formerly available talent is likely already employed.  That can limit the number of people you might be able to interest…

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Attitude is Everything

There is a somewhat worn-out phrase but I find it to be among the most important thoughts I can imagine.  That phrase is simply: Attitude Is Everything Yes, attitude is everything.  This truth is proven again and again, and yet there are many for whom this is never given a thought.  If you stop to…

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A Bad Time to Search?

A Bad Time to Search? We are in the holiday season and there is a significant concern on the parts of many as to whether a search for qualified candidates is worthwhile or not during this season.  We believe that this can be one of the very best times for searching out the ideal candidate.…

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Great Candidates are Hard to Find

“Great Candidates Are Hard to Find”  It seems that all employers agree, it is harder than ever to find great candidates.  We are all looking for that same person, great experience, good work ethic, acceptable background and a job history second to none.  It seems like those employees used to be easy to find.  I…

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